A 50-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abandoning the body of his 24-year-old former girlfriend, who went missing last month after telling police that she was being stalked, police said.
Keitaro Saga, unemployed and of no fixed address, is suspected of dumping the dismembered body of Shiori Nakamoto in rivers in Saitama Prefecture sometime between Sept 17 and 20. Saga has admitted to killing Nakamoto, cutting her body into parts and throwing them into the Tone and Arakawa rivers, they said.
Police sometimes initially arrest a person suspected of murder with abandoning the victim’s body in order to be able to detain the suspect while gathering further evidence.
The company that Nakamoto worked for told the police in mid-September that she had failed to turn up for work.
Saga and Nakamoto, who apparently first met last November, had lived together in Tokyo until this spring.
After they broke up, Saitama prefectural police arrested Saga on July 16 for allegedly assaulting Nakamoto.
He was released about 10 days later, after submitting a letter to the police promising not to approach Nakamoto.
Afterwards, Nakamoto filed a complaint with the police of being stalked around her home in Tokyo. The police suggested she move and change jobs, advice that she rejected due to her financial situation.
Source: Japan Today Image: ANN